One day, as Jesus was passing through the city of Jericho, Zacchaeus, chief among the publicans, sought to see Him. But being little of stature Zacchaeus was unable to see Jesus because of the people, so he ran ahead of the throng and climbed up into a tree. When Jesus came his way, He stopped and, looking up into the tree, commanded Zacchaeus to come down, informing him that He must abide at his house that day. Zacchaeus, a tax collector for the Roman government, voluntarily promised to restore fourfold anything he had taken wrongfully. Jesus assured him that “… this day is salvation come to this house” (Luke 19:9). In effect, Jesus was placing His approval on the principle of restitution.